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Legal action will be taken against 274 pedestrians who were charged with jaywalking in the Colombo city, police said.

Those found guilty would be fined Rs.1,000 for the first offence, Rs.2,000 for the second and Rs.3,500 for the third. In the absence of spot fines an appearance in court is necessary.
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  • citizen Thursday, 26 July 2012 03:11 AM

    Suggest to give a warning first and fine.Good Practice like other
    countries.

    Hamdan Wednesday, 25 July 2012 08:06 AM

    If it done with good intention its fine. Otherwise it seems like an easy way to collect payroll money needed for Politicians (MPs, P Councilors, CMC members, etc.....)

    Game Over Thursday, 26 July 2012 05:46 AM

    Oh, I still came across plenty who jumped in front of my car throughout yesterday and was wondering where the cops were. Will I get fined if I knock them down?

    Citizen Wednesday, 25 July 2012 08:22 AM

    Wow Rs.274,000 in 3 hours.enough to pay traffic department of police wages for the day.And what about the lawyers who will stand up and say "Gulilty" and earn Rs.1500 for each person in court?

    Zulfikar Tuesday, 24 July 2012 01:45 PM

    Fine will be 10/- Rupees.Total 2740/- Not bad Idea... Good profitable business timely impliment...

    johnw@live.com.sg Thursday, 26 July 2012 05:58 AM

    I learned the hard way. Now i make sure i only use a crossing any where in the world. We as a country needs discipline.Good move hope the law is for everyone. Jaywalkers in Singapore is fined SGD on the spot by the Traffic Police. If charged and convicted in court, the fine can go up to SGD1,000 and they risk a jail term of up to three months too.

    dava Wednesday, 25 July 2012 03:20 PM

    This is not real and you must educate the people first before you fine people... Miracle of Asia.

    me Wednesday, 25 July 2012 04:32 AM

    As I remember previously fine ten Rupees for looting at night to the Chinese prostitute.
    As such 1,000 Rs is too high for poor pedestrian

    Lucy Wednesday, 25 July 2012 04:52 AM

    you do realize that your poor pedestrian won't have to pay anything if he uses the pedestrian crossings and follows the road rules??

    Sun A Wednesday, 25 July 2012 04:53 AM

    It 's a good move. But please implement it at least for a year. And also if the traffic police has TRUE GUTS, stop the speeding VIP escorts as well for speeding, driving on the wrong side, killing innocent pedestrians, using dark glassed tinted windows beyond the allowed limit, WAVING at pedestrians, pushing the pedestrians to dirty drains, improper horning, causing massive traffic Jams. It's better than fining innocent pedestrians.

    Dee Wednesday, 25 July 2012 04:56 AM

    hats off to the police! impose bigger fines for offenders. Instill some discipline in this nation.

    Gaz Wednesday, 25 July 2012 10:22 AM

    well said Lucy, our guys just want make an issue about everything. Pedestrian should be disciplined so should be the drives. Little things like this will give the next generation the right message.. All this country needs is SOME DISCIPLINE..

    Ronnie Perera Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:05 AM

    Additional revenue at the cost of the average man, With this revenue how many cars for the ministers, VERY VERY SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS IN SRI LANKA

    Raj Wednesday, 25 July 2012 06:07 AM

    Its Rs .1000 fine. So it will Rs. 274,000. Who says the Government doesn't have money?

    Raj Wednesday, 25 July 2012 06:14 AM

    No guts. No point asking


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